Published: 15:00, 15 June 2021
| Updated: 17:45, 15 June 2021
Gillingham’s bid to get several deals over the line this week is off to a good start.
They’ve signed midfielder Ben Reeves, who joins on a free transfer after leaving Plymouth.
The 29-year-old is best known for his spells with MK Dons and Charlton, and also has two Northern Ireland caps.
He scored 24 goals in 110 appearances for the Dons between 2013 and 2017, and struck seven times in 58 games for Charlton over the next two years.
Reeves briefly returned to MK Dons before joining Plymouth last September but all bar five of his 32 appearances were from the bench.
One of his starts came in the final game of last season when Gillingham beat Plymouth 1-0 at Priestfield.
Argyle boss Ryan Lowe described Reeves as a “fantastic footballer” but said he “didn’t suit my style” after releasing him.
That explains his lack of action but he should see plenty in a Gills shirt.
“Ben is a terrific addition to our squad,” said manager Steve Evans.
“His record speaks for itself and I think he will add balance to what is already a very strong midfield.
“I have been speaking with the player for some time and I am absolutely delighted he has decided to join us having had a number of other offers elsewhere in League 1.”
Evans is hoping to sign "three or four players" this week.